Empowering the Community for Climate Actions
A session by Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)
Date :Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Time : 14.30 – 16.00
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Number A02, Bonn, Germany
Landscape-level projects that integrate the objectives of conserving biodiversity, sustainably managing forests, improving livelihoods and reducing emissions from land conversion, are an important means of achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). For governments, such projects contribute to objectives around community welfare, boosting economic activity while preserving important natural resources. For private sector actors promoting inclusive forestry through their own investments, such projects can realise overall sustainability gains as well as favourable returns on investment (ROI). At the community level, practices such as agroforestry can help to accrue benefits for those who orient their agricultural practices towards conservation, thereby meeting goals of forest preservation as well improved livelihoods.
This panel will aim to highlight these various experiences of the public, private, and multi-stakeholder sectors in sustainable landscape projects in Indonesia. Examples of major investments and projects towards sustainable forest practices will be discussed, including the Government of Indonesia’s Social Forestry Program, Asia Pulp and Paper’s Integrated Forestry and Farming System (IFFS) project, The World Agroforestry Centre’s Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) initiatives, as well as PT. Rimba Makmur Utama’s Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project. To draw out the common goals and challenges of these various programs, panellists will highlight how these projects benefit landscapes, communities, and investors, while discussing the vital need for partnerships and for scaling up such initiatives.